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My goal as a contributor to Find a Grave is to help preserve the historic, artistic, and genealogical value of grave stones by photographing them. Locally, and when traveling, I seek out and capture images of the at-risk, almost illegible, unusual, oldest, deteriorating, or possibly overlooked markers I encounter, as well as newer stones that "call" to me...or just interest me in some way. Reviewing published transcriptions and "readings" to add in burials missing from the Find a Grave database has helped tremendously when identifying stones that had been considered impossible to read. Since 2015, I've captured images of the oldest surviving stones in over 160 cemeteries. I hope I have been able to "discover" your ancestor's grave as a way to pay it forward for those who have done the same for me. -- Nancy

Researching the surnames Banks - Breckenridge - Champney - Gee / Jay - Green - Henry - Hudson - Kreinheder - McCulley - Monzingo - Pellman - Robinson - Schooler ... and more since 1983

Photographing primarily in Tompkins, Cortland, Chenango, Tioga, and Broome Counties in New York

Studying the Shaker communities in Kentucky (Pleasant Hill) and New York (Waterliet/Niskayuna/Colonie, New Lebanon, Groveland)

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